Serengeti

A hot, dry and dusty Serengeti

on Tuesday, 15 March 2011. Posted in Serengeti, 2011, Tanzania

Serengeti, Tanzania

A hot, dry and dusty Serengeti

With a final glance across the verdant Ngorongoro Crater we jumped into the truck and headed west towards the Serengeti. It didn’t take long for the landscape and the weather to change. As we descended from the highlands the heat rose and the dust gathered creating a shimmering haze over the endless plains. With quick stops at Olduvai Archaeological Museum and the incredible Shifting Sands we continued through herds of wildebeest, Thomson gazelle and zebra all in single file lines headed for well known waterholes.

On Safari in the Serengeti

on Saturday, 06 February 2010. Posted in Serengeti, 2010, Tanzania

Great wildlife, endless plains, huge skies and a big goodbye to Jackie and Mica

On Safari in the Serengeti

So it was to our final stop, the Serengeti, a word that conjures up what safari is all about – wide open spaces teeming with wildlife. The fresh grassland is the feeding ground for over 1 million wildebeest and 500,000 zebra, gazelle, eland and topi all of which are followed by their associated predators. It was going to be a veritable festival of animals. We had timed it just right as while we were there the migration was passing through the Ndutu area, a beautifully forested area bordering the open plains and home to our camp. The Serengeti is too vast to cover to the full in a few days but we we made the most of our days so as to explore the Park’s varied zones and appreciate its beauty.